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i'm going to give "end point" to will cain today. >> i said to dionne warwick, i once saw with alon jennings and cherp chant iing sing luchenbac texas and he said i hate that song. so i asked her what song she hated and she said san jose. susan rice heads to capitol hill still stinging from an earlier closed door slapdown. >> we are significantly troubled. >> i want to say that i'm more troubled today. >> i'm more disturbed now than i was before. the deadly attack in libya and the haunting questions today. could this possible nomination be over before it's made?
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pushing back on plan b. company files suit against the emergency contraception mandate saying it violates christian principles. could you afford a four-year college if it was just ten grand? new push to make higher education easier on your wallet. but what would you get for 10,000 bucks? plus -- >> well, i can honestly say i have told you the truth, i may not have told you all of it. >> "the hobbit" appears in new zealand. they're now instructing you to put your tray tables in their up and locked positions. this, you've got to see. "newsroom" starts now. good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. is your dream worth two bucks? it is for millions of americans, snapping up tickets for
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tonight's drawing of the powerball lottery. the jackpot, a jaw-dropping half a billion dollars. that's a billion with a b. >> i'm going to be 80. i can't never live to spend that kind of money. >> i can't conceive what it would be like. it's always good to dream. >> i could skoconceive it. cnn's alison kosik is at a convenience store in new york. i would have expected a long line. >> reporter: you know what? there isn't a long line here. people are stepping up to the counter buying powerball tickets. not buying a lot, in great, great numbers but enough because all you really need is one. right, carol? >> that's true. all you need is one. >> reporter: i don't know where to go. i'm circling around here. >> have you bought your ticket yet? >> reporter: i did. i d i bought it this morning. i only bought one. i believe one is all you need. think about the odds.
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they're really, really slim. really low. 175 million to one. that is the odds. it's not dissuading these people from coming out and buying these tickets and dreaming. they're saying i'm not going to go back to work tomorrow if i win this today. >> i wouldn't go back to work tomorrow. maybe i would for a couple of days just to gloat and brag. >> we would miss you so much. >> yeah. sure you would. >> reporter: there you go. >> i don't know. do most people like -- are they playing the lottery just for fun, knowing they can't possibly win because you're more likely to be struck by lightning than to have the winning ticket? >> reporter: exactly. you have better odds of getting struck by lightning. you have better odds by getting stung by a bee and dying or being attacked by a shark. but that's not keeping people away. they really believe they've got a shot or they wouldn't be putting their money down. one person i talked to earlier said if you're not in it, you can't win it. >> that's right.
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you have to play to win. alison kosik, thanks so much. >> reporter: yep. on to politics now. another trip to capitol hill for susan rice, who may be nominated as the next secretary of state. she meets with susan collins and bob corker and certainly hopes that today's closed door meetings go better than yesterday's. she seemed to make those angry lawmakers even angrier about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before. >> she misled the american public. i think that she would say that. she would have to say that. >> white house responded by ratcheting up the attack on republican critics and their motives. >> the focus on, some might say
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obsession on, comments made on sunday shows seems to me and to many to be misplaced. >> cnn's dan lothian is at the white house. so, dan, is it even worth -- is it even worth the president nominating susan rice? because there just doesn't seem to be any meeting of the minds about her on the republican side. >> reporter: you're right. i guess it's always possible that the woit house could give up the fight on her but also possible is that if the president believes she is the right person for that position, then i don't think this is something that will move him off of susan rice. but nonetheless, the white house is pushing very hard in defending her, as you pointed out. we should point out again that this is all a hypothetical discussion because the president has not nominated her. nonetheless the white house defend i defending her, saying that she was only acting on information that came from the intelligence community and really that everyone is focused on the wrong
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thing. what the focus should be on is on what happened in benghazi, who is responsible for it and this those people be brought to justice, carol. >> susan rice will have two more meetings today. will these meetings go on ad infinitum? >> reporter: i don't think so. the sense is that these meetings will happen the rest of this week. she, of course, has requested these meetings. she wants to get a fair hearing and explain exactly what happened, that this information, as she point ed out, came from the intelligence community. again, trying to defend herself. but at this point not nominated to any position at all, just one of several names on a list of potential people to fill that post when secretary of state clinton steps down. also on that list is senator john kerry. we've also heard tom donlin, another name, national security adviser. again, all names that could be put forward by the president. but so far no announcement as to
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when the president will afford a name. the fiscal cliff, now just 34 days away. meeting with chief executives of some of the biggest companies to gainlg gauge how the looming tax hikes and spending cuts could impact businesses. marisa mayer, ceo of yahoo! is one of those. she made her first public comments since taking the helm and giving birth. she invoked some legendary wisdom. >> in my life there were three things, god, family and the green bay packers, in that order. right? and i think that for me it's god, family and yahoo! in that order. >> mayer was honored at fortune magazine's dinner for the most powerful women. 34-year-old michael dunn
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facing a murder charge, killing jordan davis in the process. it reportedly sparked over a fight about loud music. it's reminding some of the trayvon martin case. dunn's attorney says that's not so. >> kill that [ bleep ] that [ bleep ] dead. you dead [ bleep ]. and sees that much of a shotgun coming up over the rim of the suv, which is up higher than his jetta, and all he sees are heavily tinted front windows that are up and the back windows that are down and the car has at least four black men in it and he doesn't know how old anybody is. he doesn't know anything but he knows a shotgun when he sees one. >> martin savidge joins me now. dunn's attorney says he shot out of self defense. tell me more. >> it began black friday 7:00 pm. not that late at night. four black youths are in an suv,
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listening to music. and it is very loud. they admit that. they're in an suv. michael dunn lodges a complaint, says something. it escalates from there. you heard the attorney claim that these young men answered back with foul language and made threats and then apparently somebody produces a gun and so michael dunn, who had his own weapon, pulls it out and fires eight or nine times into that vehicle. he drives off and he tells authorities the reason he drove off, he didn't realize he had struck anybody, but he had. he had struck that 17-year-old youth who died a few minutes later. >> were any guns found in the teenagers' car? >> no, they didn't find a gun inside the teens' vehicle. the attorney makes the claim it's quite possible they could have tossed that gun before the police arrive on the scene but the youths maintain they didn't have a gun at all. >> did dunn call the police or -- >> he didn't. that is what has struck many people. they thought, okay. you leave the scene. his attorney says he left the
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scene because he was afraid, he didn't know after firing into the vehicle how the young men might react. they might come out shooting. if they were gang members, there might have been other gang members nearby that would retaliate. so he leaves. when you got to some place you thought was safe, why didn't you notify authorities? he didn't. in fact, he finds out that the young man died by watching the news the next morning. instead of turning himself in, he he drives back into his hometown and gets arrested. >> what is he charged with? >> murder and attempted murder. he has had his first appearance and has plead not guilty of that and currently is being held without bond. people start talking about the trayvon martin cases it's possible stand your ground could be used. we'll have to see the attorneys since they haven't made up their mind. the same prosecutor in the trayvon martin case, same prosecutor in this particular case. you didn't have the long, drawn out, was the person, the shooter
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getting arrested. that has happened. it happened quickly. there's no question about how law enforcement acted. it's how he acted that right now is the focus. >> fascinating. martin savidge, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. jill kelley is launch iing defend her reputation as a charitable family woman. you see her feeding the homeless here. she is the woman who tipped off the fbi and accused petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell of sending her harassing e-mails. accusing others of violating her privacy. a chinese news site ran an article from the satyrical website "the onion" as if it was a real news story. made north korea's kim jong un the sexiest man aloiv. it seems that china's news
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agency missed the punch line. come on, zain verjee. really? >> finally, kim jong un, the sexiest man alive. as i like to call him kim jong un. here is why i think that. i find him devastatingly handsome. round face, boyish charm, strong, sturdy frame. heartthrob is every woman's dream come true. this is the onion, okay? impeccable fashion sense, chic, short hairstyle and, of course, that famous smile. you know the one i'm talking about. right, carol? >> oh, yeah. >> anyway, the people's daily online picked the story up. they thought it was for real. they thought it was serious. they missed this whole little thing called satire and printed it as a real story. onion saying, yay, we fooled
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china and china saying how dare they do that? they pulled the story because they got it wrong. what do you think of him? >> i don't think he's the sexiest man alive, i'll put it that way. did the chinese people have a chance to respond? >> they did. someone from the online -- people's online daily said this. it is impossible that the people's daily will quote from unreliable media. it is impossible. they went on to say we do verify our news and our sources. the interesting thing here that does underscore that china and north korea have a very close relationship and do look out for each other, kind of scratch each other's back. they were showing the guy in a good light. the other thing is that satire is totally lost on foreign media like that sometimes. it was totally lost in translation. >> i think that's true. zain verjee, thanks so much. we needed a good laugh this morning. it takes a lot of money to go to college. you know that.
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16 minutes past the hour. tlooe marpgs at the bangladesh factory that went up in flames are now under arrest, accused of locking the gates preventing employees from escaping the fire. at least 200 were injured and several died in that fire. unnamed man claims he was 16 when he engaged in a sexual relationship with clash in 2000. another man filed a lawsuit saying he was just 15 when clash coerced him into a sexual encounter. clash's attorney says the lawsuits have no merit. threats were called into courthouses in government buildings in 30 state counties but no explosive devices were
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found. tennessee is the fourth state this month to receive the threats. oregon, nebraska and washington reported similar incidents. facebook will now ask its users if they want to give up their right to vote onity policies, including privacy rights. a vote could take place as early as this week. will need at least 30% of the sites 1 billion users to count. if you could afford it, a college investment is one of your best chances for success. not everyone has the money or can boro money for tuition n florida the governor is proposing something interesting, challenging state colleges to create a bachelor degree program that costs $10,000, tuition fees, everything. at least seven schools have signed up. joining us now, steven wallace in jacksonville. his school is considering the challenge right now. welcome. thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning. in theory this sounds loik a great idea. why not just say yes?
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>> we're intrigued by the concept. we're exploring the best way to approach this. and i believe that we absolutely will accept the governor's challenge and develop one or more bachelor's degrees at that target price. >> you have to give up something to offer a college degree for just ten grand. what do you give up? professors teaching classes, do you use grad students, give up on the research part of the degree? >> first of all, as you indicated, to manage the faculty costs but also corporate support. with the faculty costs, we have to be very selective about the programs, degree programs that we would apply this model to. it will work best with practitioner-oriented applied programs. we feature those. we have several good options. we're looking currently at logistics, which is a hugely
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important degree for our region. >> when you say manage faculty costs, that means professors, full professors probably wouldn't be teaching these classes, right? a lot of students and parents complain that grad students teach their classes and they want professors in the classroom because, frankly, they're better. >> that's one of the great strengths of state college, carol. average class size of 23. all of our courses are taught by full professors. going back to that issue of applying this to practitioner-oriented programs, what we'll end up with is a hybrid model, blend of courses being taught by full-time professors, general education courses and theory courses typically from full-time professors, but in those specialized discipline-related courses, they'll be taught by current practitioners, professionals in the field that really are on the cutting edge of the discipline. it's really the best of both
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worlds. it's a very strong academic model. >> some people say that you have to get some of your college courses taught at the high school level and then they would qualify, you know, for credit towards a college degree. so would that be in the plan, too? >> absolutely. it's an important consideration, particularly in florida. in florida, we have probably the best dual enrollment program in the country. they come to us from high school very often with transcripted college credit. but we have to design the program so that it will also work for returning adults who won't have that dual enrollment advantage. >> here is a tough question. if you're an employer, you have two candidates, both qualify for the job. you like them both. one has a degree from harvard. the other has one of these $10,000 degrees. who do you hire? >> we would hope that the cost of the degree wouldn't be an employment consideration, but
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once again i can't emphasize strongly enough. with these applied ed degrees, if i was hire iing a logistics professional i would look for a highly qualified specialized program and would be highly impressed by the program at florida state college. >> i ask you that because it does make a difference out there in the workforce, right? what college you go to still matters and how much you pay for the degree seems to -- you pay a lot more for a degree at harvard than, say where i went to skol, kent state. how can you convince parents that you can still get a good education for $10,000? >> a state college we're very focused on providing our graduates with career advantage. and that's why the more
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specialized programs are a real strength and real important consideration. employers will look past prestige in many, many cases because they're very, very series about the capabilities and competencies that the applicant has. we do a very good job of preparing students for those professional roles. >> steven wallace, thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you for having me on. president taking his fight to raise taxes directly to the people. only you can avoid the fiscal cliff. talk back question today, will the president's fiscal cliff road tour work? have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours.
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. will the president's fiscal cliff road tour work? 34 days and counting. still no deal in sight. only one face-to-face meeting with the principles involved. maybe one meeting is enough. you would think they would be meeting every day like this to
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avoid the dreaded fiscal cliff. but, no. no, no. meeting, shmeetings. the president is taking the show on the road to rally the people. >> the president believes very strongly that the american people matter in this debate. because this debate is about them. the question of whether taxes go up on 98% of american taxpayers is very important to ordinary americans. >> let's see. president obama has been meeting with a lot of nonboehner's business leaders, and launched the hash tag my2k. the new campaign even has a name. obama for america. what's that, you say? election 2012 is over, right?
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no, not if you ask senator mitch mcconnell. >> he's back on the campaign trail, presumably with the same old talking points we're all quite familiar with. >> president obama is gambling that people power will prod republicans into making a deal. after all, people power thing got him re-elected. but ultimately will the public be the decider? so the talk back question for you today, will the president's fiscal cliff road tour work? facebook.com/carolcnn. faceb facebook.com/carolcnn. plan b, emergency contraception pill that some companies say is forcing them to choose between their faith and obamacare, which requires them to provide it. how one ceo is fighting back. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive.
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good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. stories you're watching now in the newsroom, if you bought a powerball ticket you may be half a billion dollars richer tomorrow. your chances for winning, they're slim. i'll tell you anyway. 1 in 175 million. you may have to get used to carrying around $1 coins instead of $1 bills. accountablity office said the coins would save the government $4.4 billion. they make dollar coins but they're so unpopular more than a billion are sitting around in government vaults. just drinking a soda a day can increase a man's risk of getting prostate cancer by a
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whopping 10%. it links sugary breakfast cereal, rice and pasta to prostate cancer. attorneys for the university are asking the judge to rule the school was not -- not at fault in the 2011 hazing-related death in marching band member robert champion. the school is arguing champion knew hazing was illegal but chose willingly to participate. george howell is following the story. seriously? >> carol, look, the hearing starts right now, 9:30. and it comes down to whether this judge agrees with florida a & m's argument that you mentioned, first of all, that robert champion knew that hazing was illegal, that he knew the dangers involved in hazing and secondly, that he voluntarily took part in it. that's something the family has long said he did not do. they have always said that he told other students not to get
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into hazing, not get involved in it. we heard from several suspects the other, that he did want to take part in it. the university says if that's the case, they're not at fault. >> from what i understand, florida a & m had a culture that allowed hazing to take place and did allegedly nothing about it. so how can the university say it was not at fault at all? >> they say, first of all, they've told students reportedly that hazing is illegal and something that it can't be involved in. as you mentioned there seems to be a culture there at that school within the band, within other organizations and you saw the university taking several actions, especially after this happened with robert champion. but it comes down to this. the family says all those actions that the university has taken, they're not working. students are still getting involved. >> it changed its rules in light of robert champion's death. doesn't that imply that something was wrong at the university? >> i think it's fair to say. they've had a longstanding
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problem. when you look at all the evidence, you look at these different cases of hazing that have been confirmed there at the university, they're taking steps to try to stop it. but clearly it seems to keep happening. >> are there other lawsuits filed ? i'm just curious. >> there are. there's another lawsuit and that will behandled today as well. coach lines and wendy millett, the family says she was on that bus, knew what was happening and did nothing to stop it. that's one case they'll be looking into today along with this other, the university. i want to point this out also. family clearly insulted by that argument, that their son was basically to blame for their own death and they're also insulted by this proposed settlement, famu proposed to pay $300,000, a proposal that the family quickly rejected. you see them in court today fighting for more. >> george howell, thank you so
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much. >> thank you. following your faith or following the law. david green, arts and crafts retailer hobby lobby now says he has to make on the emergency contraception mandate for things like plan b that are required under obamacare or the health care law. green is choosing faith, filing a lawsuit to stop that mandate. joining me now is lead counsel for the hobby lobby case. thank you for being with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> hi, carol. thanks for having me on. >> i want to walk through the contraception that hobby lobby is opposed to. plan b, used within 72 hours of unprotected sex and primarily stops the release of an egg from the ovary. according to the fda, plan b may prevent fertilization. and then there's ella one. used within 120 hours of unprotected sex and it appears to prevent the release of an egg up to five days.
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what specifically about these pills concerns hobby lobby ceo? >> you point out an important point. hobby lobby does not object to contraceptive in general but this small set of emergency contraceptives. what concerns the green family, evangelical christians and against abortion, facilitating it in any way, the fda's own birth control guide says they may also work by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg. this means an early abortion. what they're concerned about is not contraception in general but participating in something that can cause an early abortion, which the fda he hes own birth control guide says these drugs may do. >> i guess that's the question. there is controversy surrounding these two pills. in a public letter, hobby lobby ceo david green wrote in part -- i'll quote some of the letter.
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i've always said the first two goals of our business are, one, to run our business in har honey with god's laws and, two, to focus on people more than money. if hobby lobby employees want this contraception and it's helpful to them, don't these actions contra addict those goals? >> we certainly don't think so. hobby lobby and the green family don't want to stop employees from purchasing whatever drugs they want dictated by their own conscience. they just don't want to be forced by the health care law to fund these drugs, pay for them, subsidize them, facilitate them. if hobby lobby does not agree to put these drugs for free in their insurance policy they'll face fines on the order of $1.3 million per day. these are crippling fines that may cause hobby lobby to cut back on their business, lay off employees. who knows. they're crippling fines and will
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prevent hobby lobby from providing the god jobs and wages and benefits they already provide for their employees. >> consider this. hobby lobby says the government is forcing the company to follow a law against its own beliefs. there are likely some hobby lobby employees who, wone, don' believe these pills cause abortion, because there's controversy about that and, two, want those drugs. so isn't hobby lobby imposing its will on those workers? >> no, because hobby lobby is not the government. they can't force their employees to not take drugs or take drugs or do anything. all they can say is look, this is how we're going to run our business. these are the kind of benefits we're going to provide. they provide generous and comprehensive benefits and just not want to be forced to pay for this small subset of drugs. they don't want to control their employees. they are well aware that there are thousands of women who work for hobby lobby, because hobby
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lobby provides them with good jobs and millions of women around the country shop at hobby lobby. they do not see this in any way as an access question. access to contraception is widespread. nobody denies that. this is a conscience issue, however, when someone, for instance, doesn't want to participate in a war, doesn't want to participate in the death penalty, doesn't want to, for instance, swear an oath. we have a long tradition in american law of exempting people, of excusing people from requirement like this that would cause and violate their conscience. the green family is asking to be excused from this one small subset of drugs. they don't want to impose anything on anybody. they just don't want to be forced to violate their conscience or pay millions of dollars in fines that would cripple the family business. >> this will be the last question. when it's left up to companies to decide which drug is right for women, then actually you're
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making the decision for them as much as the government is. >> hobby lobby's employees are free to do what they want with their doctors and to purchase whatever drugs they like, to do whatever they want. greens are simply asking for the same kind of freedom. one big theme in this lawsuit is that religious freedom is for everybody. the government seems to be saying it may be for churches, houses of worship and religious groups like that, but not for people who are in business, who run a family business, who are out to make a living. so, imagine the kosher butcher who is out there, she's in business or she's in business, running a business that has an obvious religious component to it. hobby lobby, for instance, closes on sundays. they lose millions of dollars a year, close on sundays to give their employees a day of rest. this is a religious conviction. they take out odds every christmas and easter that are evangelical ads. this is a religious exercise.
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they provide their employees with spiritual counseling if they want it, all sorts of things. they're just asking not to have their conscience violated in this way. >> carl duncan, thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. thank you. parts of new deeld have transformed into middle earth for the premiere of the movie "the hobbit." air new zealand is painted with elves, and hobbits. even the flight crew is in on the action. ed suspension, but it's not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... from a place like nother. introducing the all-w 2013hevrolet malibu, our greatest malibu ever. ♪ oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock.
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no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late.
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i am so psyched about this. the long-awaited prequel to "the lord of the rings" trilogy premie premiered in new zealand today. here is a preview of what people saw. >> promise that i won't ever come back. >> no. and if you do, you will not be the same. >> awesome. the capital of new zealand was
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transformed into middle earth. take a look at the giant sculpture of gollam at the airport in wellington. that's just the beginning of the hype and fanfare over this movie. a.j. hammer is in new york. i love that gollum in the airport. >> new zealand has gone crazy for "the hobbit." tens of thousands of kiwis were on hand. they're all celebrating the hometown premiere in wellington, new zealand. peter jackson has filmed all of j.r.r. tolkin films in new zealand. it's led to a boom in tourism and filmmaking over there, as you might expect. one of the places to go if you want to add special effects to a movie. according to estimates, the first three "lord of the rings" films boosted the country's
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economy by $575 million u.s. dollars. they're hoping for that kind of impact again when you see thing s like gollum at the new zealand airport, welcoming visitors. if you fly new zealand instead of a typical safety video, here is what you'll see. >> on the broefing. make sure your belongings are hidden away under the seat before you or in the compartments ahead. >> all travelers must keep a watchful eye on the lighted signs and follow instructions. when the seat belt sign is on, sit yourself down and fasten your seat belt. >> be sure it's low across your hips. >> i would listen to that if they did it that way on american airlines. >> there is a video, carol, that people would actually pay attention to. look at this it's an air new zealand plane freshly painted with the characters from the hobbit that flew over the premiere much to the delight of the crowd. they've really taken ownership of this movie and gotten a little excited about it, like
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you, carol. >> like me. some people are critical of all the hype, right? >> it's become a bit of a political issue. the government has kicked in over $100 million to make these movies. when budgets are being cut elsewhere, you know people will push back much like they would here in the united states. >> yeah, you're right. okay, i'll take that. a.j. hammer, thank you so much. we'll be right back. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future.
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talk back question today. will the president's fiscal cliff road tour work? this from karla. it's called strategy a. chess game. when you and your opponent are clashing you get support from everyone you can and then you have more leverage. duh. this from arlene. the president is still campaigning just like the last four years, continuous, nonstop, monotonous campaigning. what is going to happen to our
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country? this from debi. i say go for it because the republicans do not care about the 98% and it's about time they actually listened to them instead of holding them hostage for extra pennies for the 2%. this from lewis. he's out preaching to the uninformed who voted for him. he needs to stay in d.c. and gather the party leaders and work at this issue. this from krista. how is people power a gamble? isn't that what our country was founded upon, people power? keep the conversation going. facebook.com/carol cnn. "newsroom" continues in two minutes. [ male announcer ] introducing...
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stories we're watching right now in the newsroom, using social media to win over public opinion the white house unveiling a new strategy to gain support on the fiscal cliff debate using 140 characters or less. a college football coach fired after just two years on the job. he uses his final news
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conference to point out a sobering statistic about race, college coaches, and getting a second chance. >> i don't know if there's ever been another one fired that has gotten an opportunity at the college level, but every minority coach knows that going into it. >> new sexual misconduct accusations against the former voice of elmo, kevin clash claims "sesame street" knew he had violated company policy. now lawyers are demanding "sesame street" provide more info. everyone wants to win tonight's $500 million powerball drawing, but we'll tell you why you might actually be luckier in the long run if you lose. "newsroom" starts now. good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. today the white house is taking its fight over taxes to twitter. they want you to tell your
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story. so if you want to give washington a piece of your mind the white house is encouraging you to use the hash tag my2k a reference to the estimated $2200 tax hike the white house says the average middle class family of four would face if the bush tax cuts expire. white house correspondent dan lothian joins me now. of course, this isn't the first time the obama team has used twitter to get people involved. >> reporter: that's right. we saw them do that with the payroll tax cut, when they asked folks to push this hash tag $40 the amount that each person would see taken out of their pay checks. the reason they use social media is because they think it is very effective in spreading their message. not only getting out to their supporters, people who see their line, but also those people in turn will push the message across the social media. again, they believe it's effective. that's why they're pushing it this time again. but not just that alone. you saw the president yesterday meeting here at the white house with small business owners.
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today he's meeting behind closed doors with top ceos. on friday he takes his message on the road to a manufacturing plant in pennsylvania. this is all part of the effort of this administration to put pressure on republicans to extend these bush era tax cuts for middle class americans but not for those upper income americans, carol. >> it's not like republicans are sitting back. they're launching their own campaign. so what are they doing? >> that's right. they are having eveints here in washington, events in their districts as well along with small business owners and they're pushing the other side of the coin. they don't think that you should have this -- these bush era tax cuts should not be extended for upper income americans because they said these are the americans who are out there creating the jobs and that if the bush era tax cuts are not extended for all americans that that could have downward pressure on the economy. >> dan lothian reporting live from washington. we just got word, dan, that gop leaders plan to hold a news
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conference. any time now you see the podium all set up there. we understand that eric canter and john boehner are going to be part of this press conference. the gop leaders going to talk about jobs and the eeky and probably more about the strategy dan lothian just laid out. when they begin speaking we'll take you back there live. also today president obama meets with chief executives of some of the nation's biggest kms. you heard dan say that. all to gauge how the looming tax hikes and spending cuts could impact business. you may not recognize the faces of these ceos but you'll certainly recognize their companies -- coca-cola, at&t, home depot, macy's among the iconic brands. they represent everything from retail to manufacturing to finance. all right. time for round two. ambassador susan rice will try again to smooth things over with republicans. right now rice is meeting with senator susan collins and at the top of the hour will sit down with senator bob corker. they will examine why rice told americans the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was
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spontaneous and not al qaeda related. rice is most likely hoping this round of meetings goes better than yesterday's. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. the bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before. >> she misled the american public. i think that she would say that. she'd have to say that. >> our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is on capitol hill. a question for you. how can someone who wants to be america's top diplomat go into a meeting and make things worse? >> reporter: it is inexplicable is the honest answer to that question, carol. now, let's just be clear here. the people she had a meeting with, though, yesterday are her most rabid critics, those three senators you just played right before coming to me, so they definitely, you know, not that
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they wouldn't give her a fair hearing but they have been very, very critical of her from the start saying that they would potentially block her nomination even before talking to her. the meeting she is having as we speak is one that could be the most telling because it's with susan collins. she is the top republican on the homeland security committee. they are doing their own investigation into what went wrong in benghazi. on paper, in theory, she should be a potential ally. she is a republican. but susan rice has ties to maine and also, you know, she is, tends to be more moderate and more supportive of the president's nominees. but she gave maureen dowd a long list of very, very tough questions that she is going to ask her as well. the one thing i will also say to answer your first question, carol, about how could they make things worse, to me, which is the most stunning thing of all, is the fact that it wasn't just susan rice yesterday that caused a problem. it was the acting cia director michael murrell who went with her to this meeting with the three republican senators, told them that it was actually the
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fbi that changed the unclassified talking points that susan rice used and then really made them mad about that. then hours later called back and said, never mind. we were wrong. so they didn't even -- he didn't even have his facts right in that meeting, which really adds fuel to the fire here. >> okay. and not picking on susan rice but i have to lay this by you. i mean, isn't it part rice's personality the editor at large of foreign policy magazine describes rice this way, quote, she's not easy. i'm not sure i'd want to take her on a picnic with my family, but if the president wants her to be secretary of state, she'll work hard. this is from a reuters article. so is it in part that senators aren't used to dealing with a person -- i mean, susan rice just comes out and kind of says things. she's blunt. she's not charming, warm, etcetera. >> or maybe some might say diplomatic which you need for the role of secretary of state. you know, that might be part of it because, look, this is a club up here, a member of the club is
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somebody who wants that job. we're talking about senator john kerry who is the senate foreign relations chairman that might be sort of an under current here. i think the big issue when it comes to susan rice isn't so much her personality. it's that republican senators think that she is just too political. bob corker, who is meeting with her later this morning as well, he is a republican from tennessee, he said that she would be better suited for the chair of the democratic national committee. he says that she drinks the kool-aid, she is just basically a staffer. that is i think the primary criticism of her. not just with the issue with benghazi but even before that, that she is to put it bluntly these republicans have said she is too much of an obama lap dog and not enough focused on policy abdiplomatic decisions that you would need to be secretary of state. that's their criticism. >> let's see what happens today. i know you'll stick around there. dana bash, thanks so much. launching a campaign to save a reputation after reports linking her to the petraeus scandal.
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these pictures were released on purpose to show kelly as a charitable family woman. she was feeding the homeless there. remember, she is the woman who tipped off the fbi and accused petraeus' mistress paula broadwell of sending her harassing e-mails. kelly's legal team is also accusing government sources of leaking information about her and accusing others of violating her privacy. all right. just coming into the newsroom, new home sales for the month of october. christine romans here to break down the numbers. what do they show? >> it shows a little step back from the pace that many had hoped for, quite frankly. new home sales of course the smaller part of the housing market. you have the existing home sales as a big part of it but new home sales down just a little bit. the pace is 368,000 at an annual rate. you have to have something closer to 600,000 or 700,000 to be considered healthy so we've been watching every single little one of these monthly home sales numbers to see if we're seeing any kind of recovery. last month was also revised a
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little bit lower as well so it shows you that month on month we've hit a kind of a snag here in terms of new home sales but year over year, carol, new home sales are still up 17%. 17%. you know, new home sales, those are the real important driver of construction jobs, you know, the industry says every new home that's sold creates three jobs and adds something like $90,000 in taxes to the economy so that's why we're so closely watching the new home sales gauge in particular to see if it's recovering and it looks like it's kind of stuck in place there. overall the housing market has been recovering. yesterday we told you home prices have been moving up, existing home sales prices have been moving up so sort of three steps forward two steps back in the housing market this morning. you can see stocks are down too. that is one of the reasons why. >> that is the story of the whole economy. >> yes. >> christine romans, thanks so much. history in the making. the powerball jackpot is currently the largest ever. wouldn't that be nice? someone could win more than $500 million before the day is done.
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and that sum of money could grow as more people catch lottery fever. she's at a 7-eleven in new york and has been watching customers come in all day. >> reporter: i've caught the fever. i bought my own ticket. i ran into stacey here who bought one ticket as well. that is enough isn't it? >> yes it is. hopefully it's the winning ticket. >> reporter: what would you do with the money? >> wow. i would pay my bills. i would help my family. i guess i'd help a few friends as well. i don't know. maybe i'd help somebody on cnn. who knows? >> reporter: there you go. nothing like a dollar and a dream. in this case $2 and a dream because the powerball tickets now go for $2 a shot. thanks, stacey. >> thank you. bye-bye. >> reporter: carol, go ahead. >> i thought that was really nice. she was going to help you out in case you were the big loser today. >> reporter: yes. but i could win today and i could help her out and i could help everybody else out at cnn so who knows? it does really only take one ticket doesn't it? i mean, the odds are pretty slim
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at this point but everybody is giving it a shot. >> that's right. one thing to keep in mind. if you join an office pool as we have with our team, i don't know if you've -- no, you didn't put any money in the pot so if we win and you don't -- i'm sorry alison. what i was going to say is you should be careful about your office pool. you should write down who exactly gave you money and make sure they pay you on time so you don't have a fight later. >> reporter: exactly. document everything. write down everybody's names. make a copy of all of the tickets. if you wind up buying your own ticket you want to document that as well. really, i can't stress that enough. you want to definitely write it all down because it can be held up in court. it's fine. it'll do fine. if you've got an office pool. you don't want your colleagues to run away with the money now do you? >> no. although the nice lady said she would give you some money, i don't really believe her. >> reporter: she ran off. >> she ran off. >> reporter: she doesn't have my contact info. >> reporter: thanks so much. win or you're done.
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15 minutes past the hour. time to check our top story. as if this story couldn't get any worse. three managers at a clothing factory in bangladesh have now been placed under arrest. they're accused of locking the main gate while the factory was on fire to prevent workers from escaping. more than 100 people died in the fire. at least 200 were hurt. cuban state media reports that venezuelan president hugo chavez is in havana, cuba for medical treatment. he previously received cancer treatments there in june of 2011. chavez says he was cancer free before winning re-election earlier this year but critics have voiced concerns over his health. if you want to stop wasteful government spending you may have to get used to care irg around dollar coins instead of dollar bills. a watch dog called the government accountability office says over 30 years a dollar coin would save the government $4.4 billion. the treasury does make dollar
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coins but they are so unpopular more than a billion are just sitting around in government vaults. in sports as in life very few people get a second chances specially minority coaches. university of colorado football coach john embry is finding that out. he was fired just two years into a five-year contract. his task was to turn around a struggling football program and in his two seasons the team just kept struggling. now he's out of a job. >> we don't get second chances. and that's okay. you know, you know it going into it. tyrone did. you know, i don't know if there's ever been another one fired that has gotten another opportunity at the college level. but every minority coach knows that going into it. if you just hire the next guy and say you got two years, keep
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your fingers crossed. >> tyrone is tyrone willingham. in recent history he is the only minority coach to be rehired by another school. roland martin was intrigued by the story and joins us now. so why is it so tough for minority head coaches? >> i'll tell you when you look at the combination of those who want to win, look at boosters, school presidents, all of this plays a role. part of the issue, carol, is when you look at a lot of these black coaches they are really hired at some of the worst programs in the history of the ncaa. and so jon embree needs to be a jesus and perform a lazarus-like experience to wake these programs like. and what's crazy is he is saying, wait a minute. this program was in the pits when you hired me. i'm trying to rebuild it. he had eight seniors this year. you don't win many football games playing eight seniors and a bunch of freshmen and sophomores.
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that is part of the fundamental problem a lot of these black coaches face because they are expected to turn around stuff that, frankly, is difficult and do it in two years. absolutely crazy. >> frankly you could say the same pressures are put on white coaches, football programs are enormously important for the universities because they make a lot of money for the schools. >> of course. the reality is when you look at a term, two years at kansas, embree two years at colorado. the key point, he said a second chance. to say this is 1979, you've had 41 minority coaches hired and in that time only one has ever been rehired as a head coach? you look at gene chisic just fired at auburn. look, he was terrible at iowa stay. terrible. i think he had like five or six wins. and got hired at auburn. and so i can show you a list of coaches. not only that, carol, bill mccartney the former colorado great who led them to a national championship, even he said,
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look, he is a white guy. he said black coaches do not get a fair shake because they are asked to do the impossible. this is about opportunity. this is not about, well, you know, this guy and the other. this is about opportunities being afforded and what folks are saying is, man, make it a fair shot. but don't expect jesus to walk in the door because he's black. >> well, you mentioned mccartney and i just wanted to quote a statement. he said espn 102.3 in denver, quote, to short circuit a five-year contract before two full years is an indictment of true integrity. mccartney goes on to say, men and women of colorado don't let this happen. please weigh in. this is wrong. it undermines the values of the university. this is a great school. boulder is a special place. please stand up and be counted. so what does he want people to do? >> i think what he wants you to do is say look. you have to give somebody a fair shot. the previous coach, he also in that interview said the previous head coach was given five years. they had five straight losing seasons. he said, this guy should have been given an opportunity to turn it around and when you just
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won a five-year contract ask any coach. they'll tell you i got to recruit my own players. i hahave to bring a recruiting class in, typically 25, 30 players to rebuild the culture. that's what it takes. look. you got my texas alma mater, he was a great coach but went to a program university of houston that was not in the doldrums and was able to raise it up. the difficult task is we have a lot of these black coaches hired at places like new mexico, eastern carolina, i mean, schools that frankly have had ten, 13, 15 years of losing, and then they say hey. air jesus. revive us. come on. >> roland martin, thanks so much. we appreciate it. >> thanks a bunch. just a couple minutes ago i told you the gop leaders were holding a news conference on capitol hill. they did that moments ago and the house speaker john boehner, the republican, spoke about the republican commitment to work with democrats to avoid the fiscal cliff.
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let's listen. >> good morning, everyone. in going over the fiscal cliff it will hurt the economy and hurt job creation in our country. republicans are committed to continuing to work with the president to come to an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. it's one reason why we believe that we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by serious spending cuts to avert this crisis. we believe that this fits the president's request for a balanced approach to this issue. we're going to continue to work with the president to try to resolve this in a way that is fair for the american people. we all know that we've had this spending crisis coming at us like a freight train. and it has to be dealt with. and in order to try to come to an agreement, republicans are willing to put revenue on the
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table but it's time for the president and democrats to get serious about the spending problems that our country has. but i'm going optimistic that we can continue to work together to avert this crisis and sooner rather than later. >> good morning. you know, i was heartened to see that last week the president's chief political adviser mr. plouffe indicated that medicare and medicaid are the main drivers of our deficit. and i know we have seen this morning also several editorial writers indicate the same, that it is important that we put these drivers of the deficit on the table and include them as part of any agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. as the speaker said, we have done our part. we have put revenues on the table, something that we didn't do two years ago during the debt ceiling negotiations.
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we still believe that it is most important for us to address the economic situation in this country where so many people are out of work. and that's why we take the position and believe strongly that increasing marginal rates is income tax rates is not the way to produce growth and to put people back to work. but we have not seen any good faith effort on the part of this administration to talk about the real problem that we're trying to fix. i'm told that mr. bolz, some of us will meet with him later today, has said earlier this morning that there's been no serious discussion by the white house on entitlements on medicare and medicaid. this has to be a part of this agreement or else we just continue to dig the hole deeper, asking folks to allow us to kick the can down the road further and that we don't want to do. >> all right. we'll talk about this on the
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other side of the break. does it give you hope that we'll avoid the fiscal cliff? we'll talk about it. ♪ [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others, it's all they can afford.
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checking our top stories the family of robert champion waiting to find out if a wrongful death lawsuit they filed against florida a&m university will be dismissed. the 26-year-old died after being beaten on a bus in a hazing ritual last november. this morning the historic college is asking an orlando judge to toss the suit saying it's not at fault for champion's death. new violence today in cairo where president morsi's move to extend his own powers. police fired tear gas at egyptian protesters gathered near tahrir square. israel's cabinet chief says there will be no retreat from the presidential decree. tomorrow president barack obama and governor mitt romney will have a private lunch at the white house. cnn has also learned mitt romney will meet with his former running mate congressman paul ryan of wisconsin. to to politics now. today might be your lucky day.
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the obama administration is taking its tax fight to twitter asking you to speak out on the bush tax cuts using the hash tag my2k. that is the estimated amount in tax hikes the administration says a middle class family of four could face if the bush tax cuts expire on the middle class. but the white house isn't limiting its efforts to social media. president obama is heading to pennsylvania on friday where he'll make his pitch to extend existing tax breaks for families making $250,000 or less. joining me now cnn contributor granderson and republican strategist ron bonjean. welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> minutes ago we heard from eric cantor, part of the gop leadership. he was talking about avoiding the fiscal cliff and he said what republicans want on the table, what must be on the table, medicare and medicaid. denot mention social security. so, l.z., i guess i just want your thoughts about that. i guess now we know what
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republicans want in return for those tax hikes on the rich. >> well, i don't think there's been much of a secret. in fact, i've been in support of trying to have some sort of entitlement reform for the past couple years on air with cnn because let's face it that is where a lot of money is going. we need to figure out how to fix it. i don't think it needs to be in exchange for. i think the republicans need to be looking at it as the prudent thing to do. we should be allowing those taxes to expire on people making $250,000 or more because that's the moral thing to do. and we should be addressing medicare and medicaid because that is the moral thing to do. it shouldn't be a political move. it should be what's best for the country. >> ron, something else that eric cantor said. he said the white house has not put out a plan, has not talked seriously about what it might do about medicare and medicaid, and that's like -- that's not really very helpful in the negotiations. >> well, i have to say that the effort by republicans now is to place as you saw an emphasis on
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entitlement reform over medicare, medicaid, because the issue has been focused by the white house on tax rates. you know, there's -- it needs to be a balanced conversation. republicans are looking for a balanced effort here to promote economic growth, to, you know, through saving money on revenues, through tax reform on revenues, through entitlement reform and through spending cuts. they want a balanced approach not one or the other. that's why i think you see eric cantor, speaker boehner, saying, look. we want to be reasonable here. but we have to look at the whole pie. >> the other interesting thing -- >> i think democrats have been saying that. >> go ahead, l.z. >> i was just saying i say it's not anything different than what the democrats have said. it is not anything different than what the american people have said. we all want a balanced approach. this isn't something unique to the republicans. >> well, the other interesting thing that's going on is president obama is not sitting
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down with the principals. he did that one time but hasn't since. instead, he is going out to pennsylvania to speak to voters. he sees having meetings in his office with ceos and small business leaders. he is not really talking to the principals. and some people say and, ron, they're republicans, that the president should sit down and talk to the principals involved and get this thing done. >> well, i think that's coming. this is the type, the part of the negotiation where each side is taking out their approach and eventually you only have a few weeks left here until you go over a fiscal cliff. all the leaders including the president are going to have to end up being in the room. you know, republicans are going to go out on the campaign trail, too, with small business leaders to talk to small business owners to talk about the impact on them if tax rates do go up. i have to say, you know, the democrats have not had a balanced conversation so far. they've been hammering this -- the upper tax bracket but they have not been talking about medicare or entitlement reform in general. that's why republicans are trying to balance it out. >> well, do you agree, l.z.?
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i have heard some democrats say, hey. social security is off the table. we're just not going to talk about that. i've heard civil rights leader come out and say entitlements are very important to the black community. the president owes the black community a lot, you know, with his re-election and all so don't touch those. so the president is under a lot of pressure isn't he? >> well, i don't think so. here's why. i think the way that we've been having this conversation is a little bit antiquated. what i mean by that is this whole notion of going out and talking to people in meetings and things like that and then having talking points and having us here debating on air, that is a really old school way of having this kind of conversation. with the kind of technology we have available what i would like to see the white house do is just simply put together an argument like an informercial complete with pie charts and things of that nature, visual aids so the american people can see for themselves that this isn't just about, you know, my side winning, getting what it
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wants versus your side. this is about the american economy and where it is headed and what needs to happen and what is eating up most of that money. i think the american people work really well with visual stimulus. i'd rather see that approach and not just closed meetings and finger pointings and saying ooh, you know, we got this so they got that. that is really ridiculous. we're heading toward this cliff and the responsible thing to do is to not play these games anymore. the election is over. let's talk about governing now. >> i like that idea actually. actually, i like that idea better than what happened in john boehner's office yesterday when the protesters showed up. i have an idea if the entire middle class went to capitol hill naked maybe something would get done. you don't see this very often. i'm sorry. >> look, i was traveling and i just saw bits and pieces of headlines, you know, as i was going in and on planes and i just saw boehner nudity and i said oh, lord, no. that is the last thing the
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american people need now is for congress to strip their clothes off to get things passed. i was happy to see it was protesters and not congress members. >> i don't think anybody wants to see that. i think people take this very seriously on both sides of the aisle but to get naked to get attention from the media, boy, that's asking for a lot. you know, you're right. i think millions of americans could end up marching on the white house naked. have a million naked voter march. >> we'll end it on that visual. we'll be right back. thanks to both of you. if you are one of the millions of men
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of moisture coming all the way from near the hawaiian islands, could be south, could be north. just showing you how much moisture and how long the moisture train is. that's what it's about. a barrage of moisture. this is the current radar showing you san francisco to southern oregon. this, what is happening now is just the tip of the iceberg. that's the problem. today all the way through sunday we'll see it. so there is so much moisture in the pacific ocean and look at as we head toward the next couple days, kind of an onslaught comes in. what it is is this river of moisture but the problem is with this river it's just a funnel so it is not appreciably moving. one area northern california toward southern oregon will get slammed day after day. of course a huge flood threat. how much rain are we talking? well, this is only through friday, carol. what we're going to see potentially from redding to sacramento 4 to 8 inches through friday. now we're seeing this shuttle straight through until sunday. could bring a foot of rain for some areas. but rain not the only problem.
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the three biggest cities impacted san francisco, sacramento, los angeles with myriad things including flash flooding, rock and mud slides around the bay area, southern cal a little rain but more of a northern california affair. heavy snow from the sierras through the bitter roots and 20 to 30-foot waves potentially south facing beaches most importantly. wave heights will be huge and coastal gusts 60 to 70 miles per hour. if that is not a barrage i don't know what is, right, carol? >> i think that is. thanks so much. >> sure. many, maybe everyone in america excited about tonight's powerball drawing but all that money comes with a big price tag. we'll tell you why winning might not be what you should hope for. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms
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she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. are these winners just unlucky or is there something more? this psychologist says big payouts can isolate people, thrust them into a world of wealth that is foreign to them. long lost family members may hound them. there's a guilt factor who to help out and who not to and there is a funny thing about money and happiness you may not realize. >> you win the bottary and so you spend a lot of money. what happens is you get used to having a lot of money and spending a lot of money. so what happens is you actually have to spend more money to get the same level of happiness. >> reporter: what about the lottery winners who do end up happy? what's their secret? experts say they don't lose their sense of self and they can separate their identity from their money. tartt says what makes people really happy is the pursuit of happiness. enjoying the journey of setting a goal and reaching it. with the lottery the money is just handed to you. also tartt says making someone
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now that thanksgiving has come and gone and although it isn't even december yet your favorite radio station may have already switched over to holiday music. everybody has a favorite. some new, some old. cnn's jeanne moos has found a new take on a classic that's poised to go viral. >> translator: is one of those omni present christmas songs you
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hear. ♪ all caroling >> reporter: played on cellos, performed by vocalists. ♪ ding dong ding dong that is the song ♪ >> reporter: now the ding dong is coming out of the office phone. ♪ >> the day of there were over 250 takes. ♪ >> reporter: it wasn't like you dubbed over sounds. >> no, no. all the sounds are real. >> reporter: produced at the warehouse where alphabet photography assembles their products in niagara falls, canada. ♪ owner jennifer blakely used a mix of her employees and local musicians to create a do it yourself version of the carol of the bells. >> the janitor was also -- he is actually a local rapper. >> reporter: the guy manning the phone like some demonic elf --
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>> demonic? >> reporter: a singer/songwriter named joel van fleet. >> i got excited. >> reporter: alphabet photography is a small company and unlike walmart, unlike the n nba, jennifer can't afford a big ad budget so this is a sort of viral christmas commercial. two years ago she organized a christmas flash mob in a mall food court. ♪ hallelujah >> reporter: that video now has 39 million views. the new video starts with dial tone. imagine all those folks at home who are going to be dialing 9591. taken from the demonic dialer. >> just know that not all telephones are in the same key. >> reporter: my producer found a better combo. >> count eight count four. ♪ pound eight pound four ♪
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